It's best to begin at the beginning — which is what contact tracers in D.C. (where Amy Coney Barrett's introductory Rose Garden event seems to have spawned a COVID-19 outbreak of potentially historical proportions) and New Jersey (where Trump attended a fundraiser in spite of knowing he was potentially COVID-19 positive).
“The team and I are extremely happy with the progress the president has made”: Dr. Sean Conley provides an update on the president’s health from Walter Reed https://t.co/EGByxlDcVt pic.twitter.com/aiiWZYS4vD— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 3, 2020
√ First, Trump's inept Navy Commander Dr. Sean Conley briefed the press Saturday and made a huge blunder, saying Trump had been diagnosed 72 hours earlier and taken an experimental drug from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 48 hours earlier, which completely screwed up the timeline, convincing listeners that Trump had potentially traveled to campaign events after he knew he had tested positive. Conley later issued a statement that he had misspoken. Which is scarier — that Trump might've been running around knowing he was positive and is now lying about it, or the fact that the man charged with briefing the world on the POTUS's health can't talk good?
√ Trump received supplemental oxygen at the White House, in spite of assurances by his team that his symptoms were mild. A report suggested Trump had panicked overnight from Thursday to Friday as his condition worsened.
√ Trump's White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed Saturday that Trump had, in fact, gone through a “very concerning” period and that the next 48 hours will be critical in terms of his care. Meadows has allowed that it is not even yet presumed the President will have a complete recovery.
√ Trump supposedly has had no fever for 24+ hours.
√ Trump isn't taking hydroxychloroquine — which pissed off you-know whooo — but is on remdesivir (used on moderately to severely ill patients) along with the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals drug.
I don’t want to be alarmist, but a GOP source just told me this: “Trump’s condition is serious. He can go either way. Despite all the meds and the presidential care, they could lose him within 3 to 4 days. They’re trying to make his condition look good to reassure his base.”— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) October 3, 2020
√ Nobody will admit when Trump was actually last tested prior to his Thursday positive test. Seems very much like he was not tested prior to the debate, which means Joe Biden should be tested daily, probably twice daily, until a week from this Tuesday.
√ Dr. (?) Stella Immanuel, that strip-mall quack who believes in hydroxychloroquine is furious that Trump wasn't given her drug, referring to his current course as “stupidness.”
Attorney General William Barr has decided not to self-quarantine, despite potential prolonged exposure to the coronavirus. He attended a White House event last Saturday, and several others who attended the same function later tested positive.https://t.co/04IBKF3fm2— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 3, 2020
√ At least seven people at the Barrett event — #RoseGardenMassacre — have tested positive for COVID-19: Trump, Melania, Kellyanne Conway (who was outed by her daughter), Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah, he hugged and kissed guests in the Rose Garden), Sen. Thom Tillis (R-North Carolina), Rev. John Jenkins of Notre Dame, ex-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (who — get this — helped Trump prep for Tuesday's debate, and who later noted that nobody wore masks in the White House).
√ Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin, the state Trump was visiting when Hope Hicks became ill) also tested positive, but was not in the Rose Garden.
√ The Kushners have tested negative, even though Jared was photographed with no distanced between himself and Hicks the very day she fell ill.
√ Others in Trumpworld who are now positive: Trump's current campaign manager Bill Stepien (his ex-campaign manager was tackle-arrested by the cops this week), Hope Hicks (who has probably unfairly been seen as the Typhoid Mary of COVID-19 since her positive result was publicized first) and Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the RNC (who actually had COVID-19 since last week but didn't tell anyone until the shit hit the fan; she's been home in Michigan for one week).
National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien had COVID-19 in July, campaign advisor and amateur Evita Kimberly Guilfoyle had it in early July, White House economist Tomas Philipson had it in June, Stephen Miller's wife Katie had it in May (Miller didn't get it, but got her pregnant).